Ah, Yes. It’s election time in land of lions, I am casting my vote for….
No. Stop right there. I am not talking about the upcoming presidential election. This is something much much more important.
What nonsense! What could be more important that selecting the next president?
Yes, yes… I see. We need to Educate Lankans about the atrocities committed by candidate X and the pure goodness of candidate Y. Then everyone will vote for my candidate.
Errr… No again. Educate Lanka Foundation is a Sri Lankan charity that helps underprivileged students achieve education. They are doing a pretty good job too.
Ok great. Good for them. Now can I go and see the latest depredatory comments the politiccas are making about the other party candidate. It’s not like Educate Lanka is sitting the elections.
Well, as a matter of fact, Educate Lanka is in an election – well, sort of. It’s in competition with 99 other charities for the price of 1 million US dollars. I must say that with $1M a lot can be done to educate the underprivileged in Sri Lanka.
Wow, that’s a massive donation!! What’s the story?
It’s the Chase bank community giving program.
Educate Lanka competed with a number of other charities and through a similar voting process was selected for the final round. Now in the final round, they need more votes and you can help.
But can I trust Educate Lanka? I mean who are these people?
For what it’s worth, I trust them. I know many of the volunteers at Educate Lanka Foundation. If you want to find out more about Educate Lanka and their activities, have a look at these:
OK. I’m in. When and Where do I vote?
Voting starts tomorrow – the 15th and will be open for one week till the 22nd of January.
Here’s the link (just in case):
All right. I feel good about that. What more can I do?
Well, you can help spread the word. Email, tweet, call, sms, chat, make it your facebook status, etc, etc. In short, get as many people you know to cast a vote and get them to also spread the word.
We have just one week. Let’s forget the politics for a little while. Let’s make it happen.
Do it for Sri Lanka.